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May, 2022

Congratulations to our graduate student, Aislinn Sandre for being awarded the Distinguished Contribution Awards from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Student Poster Competition at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention with her poster entitled: Adults with More Severe Childhood Maltreatment Show Blunted Neural Response to and Greater Difficulty Learning from Facial Affect.

Congratulations to our graduate student, Grace Allison for being awarded the Distinguished Contribution Awards from the SSCP Student Poster Competition at the APS Convention with her poster entitled: Pathways to Depression in Women and Girls: Understanding Neural Correlates of Intergenerational Transmission of Major Depressive Disorder and the Role of Early-Onset Maternal Depression. Additional congratulations to her for receiving the Student Research Award from the APS!

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Winter, 2022

Congratulations to graduate student Iulia Banica, who will be completing her degree with an internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic! 

Summer, 2021

Graduate student Aislinn Sandre successfully defended her dissertation in the summer of 2021, and is now completing her clinical internship year at St. Joseph’s in Hamilton, Ontario. Congratulations, Aislinn!

Summer, 2020

A huge congratulations to the TRAC lab's first graduate student, DOCTOR Paige Ethridge, who defended her dissertation in the pandemic summer of 2020, completed her clinical internship year, graduated, and is now working full time at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton. 

October 11, 2019

Aislinn Sandre presented at talk at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) entitled: Comparing the effects of different methodological decisions on the error-related negativity and its association with behavior and gender.


She also had a first-author journal article accepted!:

Sandre, A. †, & Weinberg, A., (in press) Neither wrong nor right: Theta and delta power increase during performance monitoring under conditions of uncertainty. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 


Iulia Banica was featured in a "Faces of the Future" flash talk symposium at the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), and gave an excellent talk entitled: The error-related negativity (ERN) predicts daily negative affect during times of academic stress. 


Paige Ethridge won a President's pick award for best student-authored manuscript in the journal Psychophysiology, for her first-author paper entitled: Ethridge, P. †, Kujawa, A.J., Dirks, M.A., Arfer, K.B., Kessel, E.M., Klein, D.N., & Weinberg, A. (2017) Neural Responses to Social and Monetary Reward in Early Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. Psychophysiology, 54, 1786-1799  


Clara Freeman won a student poster award at SPR, for her poster entitled: Freeman, C. †, Dirks, M.A., & Weinberg, A. (2019). Risk-taking and neural response to reward across adolescence. 

And last but not least, TRAC lab alumna Claire Punturieri and current TRAC lab coordinator Héléna Renault were also on hand at SPR to present posters!


Claire presented one entitled "Neural responses to peer acceptance moderate associations between peer-nominated peer victimization and depressive symptoms in early adolescence,"


And Héléna presented one entitled "Neural responses to reward moderate the association between negative experiences and daily negative affect." 

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April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Aislinn Sandre and Iulia Banica for obtaining Ph.D. funding! 

Aislinn and Iulia obtained funding to support their Ph.D.s from the FRQ-- Aislinn from the FRQS, and Iulia from the FRQSC. 


April 15, 2019

A robust neural response to appetitive images is associated with reduced depression in times of stress

Aislinn Sandre (with collaborator Rosemary Bagot) has published a new paper demonstrating that a larger LPP to erotic images prospectively predicts fewer symptoms of depression under times of heightened stress. Congratulations, Aislinn!

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December 31, 2018

Harsh and overprotective parenting and neural response to errors


Congratulations to Iulia Banica on her FIRST first-author paper, on the association between harsh and overprotective parenting and the ERN!


October 14, 2018

Peer Victimization and Blunted neural response to rewards

Congratulations to Paige Ethridge for her new manuscript on the ways in which receipt of relational aggression is associated with neural response to rewards! 


August 22, 2018

Clara Freeman receives funding from the Tomlinson Fellowship

Congratulations to first-year Ph.D student Clara Freeman for receiving funding to support her graduate studies from the McGill Tomlinson Fellowship! 

July 4, 2018

Aislinn Sandre receives funding from Healthy Brains Healthy Lives!

Congratulations to Aislinn Sandre for receiving funding to support her graduate studies from the Healthy Brains Healthy Lives initiative! 


April 17, 2018

Iulia Banica receives SSHRC funding!

Congratulations to first-year Ph.D. student Iulia Banica for receiving SSHRC master's funding to support her research at McGill.

Well done, Iulia!


January 29, 2018

New Manuscript!

Third-year student Paige Ethridge has just had a manuscript accepted at the International Journal of Psychophysiology, for a special issue on reward and feedback processing. Entitled "Psychometric Properties of Neural Responses to Monetary and Social Rewards across Development," the manuscript evaluates the internal consistency and generalizability of the Feedback Negativity (FN), Reward Positivity (RewP), and different means of quantifying differences between conditions, in participants from age 10 to age 60. Congratulations, Paige!


December 19, 2017

New Manuscript! 

Second-Year graduate student, Aislinn Sandre, has new first-authored paper accepted in Cognitive Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience! Entitled "Childhood maltreatment is associated with increased neural response to ambiguous threatening facial expressions in adulthood: evidence from the late positive potential," the paper describes new findings suggesting that childhood maltreatment may be associated with increased sensitivity to ambiguous threatening information in adulthood.


October 14, 2017

Aislinn Sandre wins student poster award at 2017 meeting of Society for Psychophysiological Science

Second-year graduate student, Aislinn Sandre, wins a student poster award at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Science in Vienna, for her poster. Congratulations, Aislinn!

Sandre, A., Shields, G.S., Slavich, G.M., & Weinberg, A (2017) The Late Positive Potential prospectively predicts subjective stress during the transition to university. Poster at Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria.


April 18, 2017

Paige Ethridge receives CIHR funding!

TRAC Lab graduate student Paige Ethridge receives CIHR funding to pursue her Ph.D. Congratulations, Paige!

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